Inspire Motion

Cultural Competence Content for health professionals.


Become a host or volunteer and help inspire motion in your community!

Become a Volunteer

This program allows undergraduate, graduate and licensed health professionals to volunteer at Explore Motion events under the supervision of a Certified Inspire Motion Host. Register on our online portal and connect to hosts offering events in a community near you!



Service Learning

Professional Networking

Discounts on Certification Courses


How to become a certified Inspire Motion host?

Step 1: Sign Up for Training. See available courses.


Step 2: At your first session, join the Navigator Network and create an event management account.

Course and hosting resources at your fingertips to ensure your success.

Step 3: Get your Temporary Host Certification.

Valid up to 3 months after the last course session.

Step 4: Get your Host Certification.

Host a virtual or live event before your temporary certification expires to become a Certified Inspire Motion Host!

*You must be a Certified Host in order to be eligible to host our Explore Motion programs and offer the Patch Program to scouts.


Certification Courses

Basic II: Navigator Training


Title: Inspire Motion Basic II: Applying soft skills to maximize the outcomes of hard science.

Instructor(s): Maria Aguila, PT, DPT; Jazmine Tooles, PT, DPT

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

Format: Combination of live virtual instruction and individual study.

Contact Hours: 8 Hours (6: 1 hour 20-minute sessions).

     DE Approval Number: PHY-AC-033523-0099325    Approval Date: 5/19/21-5/19/23

    NJ Approval Number: 2203-06                            Approval Date: 2/1/22 -1/31/26

    PA Approval Number: PTPR015202

Assessment: Discussion, Q & A, Pre/Post Assessment

Description: Building trust in our healthcare system means we cannot be strangers to the communities we serve. As healthcare providers, it is important to develop positive interactions with people before they need treatment. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants are some of the frontline workers many communities are unfamiliar with, and some of our expertise such as wellness services, are not always reimbursed. This is a reflection of our reactive healthcare model which continues to fuel health disparities. Understanding the cause of health disparities is a process to improve equity towards just delivery of healthcare. These issues cannot be addressed with just one solution. We need to promote health education, increase awareness of health careers and services, and integrate wellness programs to diverse communities through a collaborative team effort.

Session I: Introduction to Cultural Competence

Session II: Building Healthy Teams

Session III: Share the Magic of Motion

Session IV: Promote Healing Through Motion

Session V: Help others Heal People and Change Lives

Session VI: The ethics of outreach and dealing with SDOH


Basic I: Guide Training

Audience: Student --> New Grad PT/PTA Students

Provides students with online learning modules and service learning opportunities as part of didactic cultural competence curriculum completed under the mentorship of a Senior Navigator or Inspire Motion Faculty Member. 


Starting mid January 2023, with event in April 2023. Registration opens November 2022.

Advance: Senior Navigator Training

Audience: PT/PTA Educators

Provides educators with cultural competence focused content and allows certified Navigator to offer Explore Motion programming as part of a didactic cultural competence curriculum to students. Licensed to offer Basic I training to students to become certified Guides upon graduation and confirmation of licensure. Pre-requisite: Basic II.


Launching Spring 2023. 

Meet The Team

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Maria Aguila, PT, DPT


Inspire Motion Faculty


Jazmine Tooles, PT, DPT


Stay in Motion Director

About Us

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Fatmata Kabia, MPA, EdD (c)
Inspire Motion Faculty


Maria Aguila, PT, DPT, received her BSPT degree at the FEUNRMF School of PT in the Philippines in 1999 and migrated to the US in 2002. She earned her transitional DPT at Rutgers School of Health Professions in Newark, NJ in 2009. Maria together with her husband Ben, a fellow PT, opened their outpatient orthopedic clinic in Jersey City, NJ serving their local multicultural community in 2010 to this day. She is an Adjunct Instructor at the Rutgers Newark DPT Program and Faculty as Capstone Coordinator for the Philippines based tDPT Program of the University of Montana/Rehab Essentials. She served as Council Director for the APTANJ for two terms, as liaison to the Cultural Diversity Committee and PT/PTA Programs. She is also a member of the APTA Staff Work Group for IEPTs and the HPA GHSig Social Media Committee. She is also a founding officer and current President of a non- profit organization, FUTURE Foundation, which aims to advocate for the PT Profession globally. She has participated and lectured in various topics related to clinical practice and community service locally and Internationally. She was a recipient of the Societal Impact Award from the APTA National in 2019, Distinguished Alumni Award from Rutgers in 2019, FEUNRMF Most Outstanding Alumni Award in Career Achievement in 2016 and Leadership in 2021. Maria and Ben with their Jersey boy Christian and girl Chelsea, also serves in their local parish in Livingston, NJ.

Jazmine Tooles, PT, DPT is the creator of Explore the Magic of Motion® LLC and a licensed Physical Therapist who specializes in traumatic brain injury, and vestibular dysfunction. She received her BS in Kinesiology from Temple University in 2011 and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Delaware in 2013. She is a trained Functional Work Capacity Evaluator, Tai Chi Instructor and former BIANJ Support Group Coordinator. As a lifetime Girl Scout, Dr. Tooles earned her Bronze, Silver & Gold Award and was honored as a Girl Scout of Distinction for GSHNJ in 2007. With extensive experience developing and hosting community events, Dr. Tooles has hosted events with up to 100 participants and is the creator of the Physical Therapy patch program for Girl Scouts. Engaged in diversity initiatives since childhood, Dr. Tooles is a former American Conference on Diversity (formerly known as “Anytown” Lead for Diversity) participant, Temple’s National Council of Negro Women member, University of Delaware's Black Graduate Student Association member, formerly chaired APTANJ’s Cultural Diversity Committee, and currently chairs APTA PA’s Minority Affairs Committee. Dr. Tooles also leads Einstein’s Healthcare Network Cultural-Diversity Special Interest Group and is the host of Einstein Voices: A Staff Podcast on DEI topics. She is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at Temple University, guest lecturers for various Physical Therapy programs, and has presented locally and nationally, including at APTA’s Centennial Future of PT Summit 2021 as a keynote speaker on building community.

Fatmata Kabia, MPA, EdD (c) currently serves on the American Red Cross Southern NJ Board and Regional DEI Committee. She was previously the Admissions Co-Chair at Rutgers DPT-Blackwood campus. In that role, she led the development of a holistic admissions review process and participated in the Equity and Anti-Racism Taskforce. Prior to the Rutgers DPT program, Ms. Kabia managed clinical education for UMDNJ- School of Osteopathic Medicine. Throughout her career in higher education, she promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through various recruitment, admissions, and community partnership initiatives. In 2021, she was honored to receive the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Chancellor Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. Ms. Kabia has had the pleasure to present at several Combined Sections Meetings and APTA local chapters on DEI content. Ms. Kabia received a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership program at Rowan University. Her research interests include holistic admissions, culture and diversity in educational leadership, social justice in education, and community-school partnership.